Lt. Gov. Kleefisch says she and Gov. Walker remain focused on jobs
The effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker kicked off officially early Tuesday morning, and through the Lieutenant Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch and Governor Walker must technically be recalled separately, Kleefisch says they're a team, and are prepeared to fight as one. Kleefisch also says despite the effort to recall Walker, they'll both remain focused on creating jobs in the state of Wisconsin.
"We want to continue to lead the nation when it comes to economic recovery, and the way we do that is by keeping our noses to the grindstone, and making sure economic development is our number one priority. We're a team, and I want to make sure our governor gets to continue to do the good things he has done over the last eleven months," Kleefisch said.
Tuesday, Kleefisch held a roundtable discussion with business leaders in Waukesha, something she's been doing a lot of since taking office in January. Kleefisch says as the recall effort continues, there will likely be more ads put out by Walker, similar to the first one, aired during Monday night's Packers/Vikings Monday Night Football game.
"What we have seen in Wisconsin is, we have seen a growth in jobs, and that's a positive thing. We've seen the creation of 30,000 new jobs. You can look forward to more ads, and proof of the good things that have happened," Kleefisch said.
A big promise of Governor Walker's campaign was to create 350,000 jobs in Wisconsin during his four-year term. According to the Department of Workforce Development, just under 30,000 jobs have been created in his first year. Republicans argue they are on the right path to achieve this goal.